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He lived the American dream

He lived the American dream He lived the American dream
Vera Richards | 22 August, 2017, 01:38

"They came along at a time, right after World War II, no one was ever that anarchic", Richard Belzer said of Martin and Lewis in a 2011 documentary on Encore called "Method to the Madness of Jerry Lewis", one of several re-examinations of Mr. Lewis's career that have turned up in recent years.

Ontario-born Jim Carrey credited Lewis with being a major influence on his career.

Lewis died Sunday of natural causes at the age of 91.

"That fool was no dummy".

After he and the "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" singer - who passed away in 1995 - stopped performing together - he went on to star in the likes of "The Nutty Professor", "Cookie", "Arizona Dream" and "Funny Bones". Jerry Lewis was an undeniable genius an unfathomable blessing, comedy's absolute!

He lived the American dream

Jerry Lewis achieved early success as a comedy duo with legendary crooner Dean Martin, gradually transforming their stage act into a hit radio show and sixteen feature films over the course of ten years.

"Jerry was a pioneer in comedy and film. Or a punchline. You'll be missed".

Lewis, at right, joined late singer and actor Dean Martin to become a comic duo of worldwide fame early in their careers.

Writer-actor Marlon Wayans, Will & Grace's Sean Hayes and stand-up comedian Dane Cook referred to Lewis as a hero and mentor.

His legacy includes more than US$2.5 billion raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through an annual telethon he hosted for decades.

Big Ben will ring at noon, then fall silent until 2021
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